Skip to main content
Lorraine Wilde's avatar

Lorraine Wilde

Whatcom Conservation District

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 266 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    8.0
    bags of litter
    collected
  • UP TO
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • UP TO
    80
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    195
    minutes
    spent learning

Lorraine's actions

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers to minimize my water footprint, as in many watersheds, a drop for me is one less for salmon, which then warms streams or impairs salmon streamflows.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Education

Participate in Orca Trivia Night

Get your trivia on! In partnership with Northwest Straits Foundation, Whidbey Island Conservation District is holding a trivia night themed all things Orca, Salmon, and Marine Habitat. Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7pm.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

I will be Whale Wise as a Marine Boater or Paddler

I will spend 15 minutes learning about local marine laws pertaining to orcas, responsible boat maintenance techniques, and will follow the Be Whale Wise guidelines.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Pick up Trash

I will pick up and properly dispose of litter on a daily walk through my neighborhood, since stormwater will otherwise carry it to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    In what ways does your community practice food sovereignty and what would happen if you could not access those foods?

    Lorraine Wilde's avatar
    Lorraine Wilde 10/13/2020 4:54 PM
    My community includes the Lummi Nation who make efforts to ensure the longevity of salmon runs through restoration, education and teaching others how to steward the land. The non-native community also has ways to ensure food sovereignty. Whatcom Land Trust helps preserve land in Whatcom County to protect habitat and farmers, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association also restores habitat by doing ecological restoration and monitoring. In my community, organizations also come into schools to teach our children about gardening, cooking and nutrition. Our community supported agriculture (CSA) and farmers markets are another way to practice food sovereignty. We also grow our own garden each year. If we could not access these foods, we would eat much more processed (and less nutritious) foods and our health as a community would suffer. We would have more health problems and not live as long. More folks, especially those that rely on the food bank, would go hungry and have poorer nutrition and health.